In my years of watching politics, I’ve always believed that each party should stand firm on its own beliefs and values. The idea of parties teaming up simply to maintain power, or any other reason, doesn’t sit right with me. Back in the day, political integrity meant something. It meant staying true to your principles, even if it meant standing alone. This alliance for the sake of power, or getting what you want, feels like a betrayal of those principles. It’s not the kind of politics I grew up with, and it’s certainly not the kind I want to support.